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Re: FYI, tag election links

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:24:45 -0500
Message-ID: <50C7503D.9010902@arcanedomain.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
I think Larry gives an excellent summary of the recent past. In the early 
days, when the TAG was just setting down the "Architecture of the World 
Wide Web", I think there tended to be strong slates in contested elections, 
and (my impression) reasonably good participation by the AC in voting.  I 
haven't researched, but that's what I recall.


On 12/11/2012 2:48 AM, Larry Masinter wrote:
> For a recent TAG discussion of TAG makeup and elections, see:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2012/10/07-minutes#item02
> This might require a bit of interpretation if you’re not familiar with TAG
> minutes, so my summary:   I thought the primary issue in the past has been
> getting enough (presumed qualified, if nominated) candidates.  Not all
> elections were contested. Others were concerned about “tactical voting”.
> I don’t think voting is regular, and there usually isn’t any electioneering
> like there seems to be, this time around. So perhaps there will be a bigger
> turnout, since you’re lobbying people to pay attention to the election.
> Larry
> *From:*Brian Kardell [mailto:bkardell@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, December 10, 2012 7:43 PM
> *To:* Larry Masinter
> *Cc:* www-tag@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: FYI, tag election links
> I am curious about the history of TAG elections.  There are 383 member
> organization IIRC, but they aren't required to actually vote.  Are there
> any "turnout" numbers from past elections?
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com
> <mailto:masinter@adobe.com>> wrote:
> For those who are only following this list, see blog posts
> http://yehudakatz.com/2012/12/07/im-running-to-reform-the-w3cs-tag/
> http://marcosc.com/2012/12/w3c-tag-elections/
> http://infrequently.org/2012/12/reforming-the-w3c-tag/
> http://infrequently.org/2012/11/election-season/
> (are there any other links I missed?)
> I think it's fantastic that people actually care what the TAG does.
> I'd suggest the current TAG discuss some of the issues raised as to
> problems with the TAG (things that need to be reformed) if only for continuity.
> --
> Brian Kardell :: @briankardell :: hitchjs.com <http://hitchjs.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 15:25:28 UTC

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